Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
Today I present for your consideration an action movie called Man On A Ledge (2012, Rated PG-13).
A former police officer who has just been released from prison checks into a hotel, and then climbs out of the window and onto a ledge. Does he really intend to jump, or does he just want to prove his innocence? Could something else be going on? A negotiator comes in to try to talk him off the ledge, and it all turns into a wild ride.
I'll tell you right now: This movie is not brilliant. But if you want something to watch that's fun and has a lot going on and you don't have to think too much about it, then this is the movie for you.
I can't tell you much about the plot because I don't want to ruin the movie for you, but I will tell you that the shots on the ledge are real: Yes, the actors actually went out on the ledge, very high above the ground. Cables were attached to them and safety precautions were taken, but knowing these people are really out there adds a bit to the excitement of the movie.
Even though Man On A Ledge isn't a great movie, it's still a fun movie, and for that reason, I'll give it The Janie Junebug Seal of Approval. Also, I think it's okay to watch if with kids, maybe ages 10 and older. You know your children better than I do.
Happy watching, and I wish you a beautiful weekend.
Infinities of love,